Fort Myers or Ft. Myers, is the county seat and commercial center of Lee County, Florida, United States. It has grown rapidly in recent years. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 62,298 and in 2016 was estimated at 77,146.
Fort Myers is a gateway to the Southwest Florida region and a major tourist destination within Florida. The winter estates of Thomas Edison ("Seminole Lodge") and Henry Ford ("The Mangoes") are major attractions. The city is named after Colonel Abraham Myers.
Services, reliable transportation, community engagement
There are many retirees in the city of Fort Myers...There is plenty to do, whether it is Seniors helping Seniors, or church-affiliated activities. There are plenty of Assisted Living Facilities, and Memory Care Centers. It is quite friendly although we do have the, Youth Groups as well. There is a mixture of all age groups!
Community engagement as well as care.I currently work as an HHA and the patients I have been with were beyond bitter.I honestly believe it was from loneliness and previous care.Most people see patients or elderly as paychecks.I'm just here because I like helping people.
I feel that older people love it here, the weather is perfect. Many seniors, most happy here.
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How did Florida earn the grade of A? We examined the state taxes based on how age friendly they are. Florida has a state sales tax of 6.00%. Of particular interest is that Florida does not have taxes on social security. There are no estate taxes. There are no taxes imposed on inheritance. Florida has an effective property tax rate of 1.02%. Weighing these taxes and other taxes most likely to impact the aging population is how Florida earned its state tax grade of A.
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